Memesis

I’ve been tagged by Rebecca over at Musically Miscellaneous Mayhem, and thus write a bi-lingual post here, so that both the tagger and the tagged can read it in their own language (Norwegian version below). I’m a bit skeptical towards such memes, but I also like the kind of contagiousness and dissemination they lead to, and so, well, here it goes. The meme is as follows:

  1. Pick up the nearest book.
  2. Open on page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

I’m at home, and had two books lying equally close, but choose the scholarly instead of the novel. It is Louis Marin’s Food for Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989 – original French version, La parole mangée et autres essais théologico-politiques, 1986). And the quote would then be:

“The key is that metaphor becomes metamorphosis: in other words, a metaphorical process pertaining to words must be realized in a metamorphic process pertaining to things. The result is a sudden change in the being of the natural product as well as in that of crafted object. Within the story that is told, this change will represent the rise and fall of a cultural and stylistic regime, the movement from one regime into another.”

And I will fulfill the meme by tagging people (if someone has ideological problems continuing the tag I won’t hold it against you), and am tagging Claus, Christian, Hans Knut, Svenn, og Torben.

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Jeg har blitt tagget av Rebecca fra Musically Miscellaneous Mayhem, og skriver en tospråklig post her, så både taggeren og de taggede kan lese på eget språk (nesten, dere dansker får ta til takke med norsk). Jeg er noe skeptisk til slike memer, men samtidig liker jeg den smittsomheten og disseminasjonen de leder til, så her kommer den likevel. Memen er som følger:

  1. Plukk opp nærmeste bok.
  2. Slå opp side 123.
  3. Finn den femte setningen.
  4. Post de neste tre setningene.
  5. Tagg fem mennesker, og skriv hvem som tagget deg.

Jeg er hjemme, og hadde to bøker like nær, men valgte den faglige heller enn romanen. Det er Louis Marins Food for Thought (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989 – fransk original, La parole manage et autres essais théologico-politiques, 1986): Og sitatet blir dermed:

“The key is that metaphor becomes metamorphosis: in other words, a metaphorical process pertaining to words must be realized in a metamorphic process pertaining to things. The result is a sudden change in the being of natural product as well as in that of crafted object. Within the story that is told, this change will represent the rise and fall of a cultural and stylistic regime, the movement from one regime to another.”

Og jeg vil fullføre memet med å tagge mennesker (hvis noen har ideologiske problemer med taggen skal jeg ikke holde det mot dem), og tagger Claus, Christian, Hans Knut, Svenn og Torben.

4 Responses to “Memesis”

  1. Dissemination « Stokbros blog Says:

    […] Lagt i Afsøgninger, Dissemination, Epistemologi, Weblogs by stokbro på maj 4th, 2008 Steinskog er blevet tagged (eller spammed alt efter temperament) og har i samme åndedrag tagged mig og fire […]

  2. Rebecca M Says:

    Much obliged! I think it says something when an isolated quote makes me want to pick up the book and read it!🙂

  3. Urocentrum « Stokbros blog Says:

    […] kan således hverken oplyse eller smigre, enhver stilstand vil være inddæmmende for memesisen. Men decentreringen må også være decentrerende i forhold til sin egen bevægelse, ethvert mål […]

  4. Torben Sangild Says:

    Tak for tag – jeg vil straks udføre det.

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